Mags Blast iPad's No-Nipples Policy
'Today the nipple, tomorrow editorial content'
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2010 3:42 AM CDT
Updated May 11, 2010 6:30 AM CDT
No nipples for Steve.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) – Magazine publishers are complaining that they may as well be working in Iran under Apple demands that content be cleaned up and nipples vanish before editions will be allowed on iPad apps, reports ShinyShiny. It's ironic because the iPad is being touted as the future savior of magazines. But Steve Jobs recently articulated his "moral responsibility" to keep porn off his beloved iPhone, and German publications have already slammed into Apple's app censorship wall.

Apple recently took down the iPhone app for German newsweekly Stern because of one of the publication's typical gallery of erotic photos. "Today they censor nipples, tomorrow editorial content," groused a spokeswoman for Bild, which had to dress its 'Bild Girl' in a bikini to meet Apple app demands.

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May 12, 2010 9:42 PM CDT
I could care less one way or the other as to the substance, but the draconian censorship (which he does have a right to do) sure turns me off. Was gonna buy one. Will take a step back.
May 12, 2010 3:20 PM CDT
When will you all realize that the porn you crave is still avialible through the web browser. Stop complaining.
May 11, 2010 10:13 PM CDT
I guess this big industry will move on and Apple will loose profit William,